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School board approves proposed budget

The Newton County School Board unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2010 general fund budget at their monthly meeting. See Sunday's story at http://www.covnews.com/news/article/7177/

May 19, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Man arrested for DUI after traffic stop

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were responding to a call in the Crowell Road area when they noticed a silver Nissan Pathfinder come from the exit ramp of I-20 at exit 88 and quickly pass on the driver's side of another vehicle in order to make a right turn onto Frontage Road at the intersection. The deputies also noted the Nissan's driver had the headlights of the vehicle turned off and it was well into the evening, after 10:30 p.m.

May 18, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


School board reviews FY 2010 budget

Members of the Newton County Board of Education got their first look at the general fund budget for the next school year and with little money coming in, system administrators are trying hard to remain fiscally sound.

May 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Bright Futures

Eastside High School's Valedictorian and Salutatorian have enjoyed a healthy dose of competition for the last few years. In many of the same classes, both Leaha Wynn and Ariel VanLeuven seem to be friends and not begrudge one another their successes proving they aren't just exceptional students, but exceptional young ladies as well.

May 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


First Newton case of swine flu confirmed

Newton County has its first confirmed case of the H1N1 virus in an 8-year-old girl according to a representative from the Georgia Department of Human Resources.

May 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


I-20 wreck kills 2 Thursday morning

Two people were killed on Interstate 20 Thursday morning when one car travelled across the median into the

May 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Fatality wreck shuts down I-20 Thursday morning

Two people were killed on I-20 Thursday morning when one car travelled across the median into the path of another.

May 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Manhunt

Two Newton County schools were placed on lockdown for students' safety Tuesday morning after robbery suspects fled their vehicle in the area of Fairview Road.

May 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Funnier than you

Listening to Stephen Lynch sing is like immersing yourself in a nice, warm bath of politically incorrect, insensitive bubbles. Sure, some of those bubbles are filled with drug-selling pilots and, well, Satan. But if you like that sort of thing, Lynch's stuff is wonderful. And trust me, you'll like it.

May 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | ENTERTAINMENT


Traffic stop yields drug arrest

 An erratic driver caught the attention of an officer with the Covington Police Department Sunday night after nearly hitting another vehicle on Alcovy Road, and ended up being arrested for possession of various drugs.  At around 9:23 p.m. an officer was behind the vehicle and noticed the driver, later identified as 46-year-old Susan Mote, reportedly turned her vehicle in front of another, nearly causing a collision. After that she allegedly made a U-turn in the middle of the roadway which is when the officer activated his emergency equipment and pulled Mote over.

May 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Con man caught in act of running scam on victim

When Covington Police Detective Steve Fowler noticed a man speaking with a woman in the parking lot of Kroger on Tuesday he just had a feeling that something wasn't quite right. His gut instinct paid off and an Atlanta man is now in jail for a crime committed April 16 that he was attempting to repeat on Tuesday.

May 10, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Going out on top

Being named Newton High School's Valedictorian and Salutatorian is an honor but for Sarah Lanners and Geoff Nolan, it's not too much of a surprise since both have worked diligently throughout their high school careers to get to this point.

May 10, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Man arrested for armed robbery of Long John Silver’s

Covington Police Department detectives have made an arrest in the armed robbery of Long John Silver's restaurant on April 14.

May 10, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Crime Briefs

Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to the Hong Kong King restaurant after a couple who went there for an afternoon meal ate more food than they paid for.

May 09, 2009 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


In it together: thoughts of a new mom

Growing up I was never that little girl who played house and wanted six children. I didn't yearn for twins, nor did I pick our baby names for my future children while wearing a pillow case on my head, pretending it was a wedding veil. In fact, until my late 20s I didn't really think I wanted children.

Obviously, I changed my mind and now have a nearly 5-month-old son named Colin who, as time goes by, is starting to terrify me a little less each day. When we brought him home from the hospital there was this ...

May 08, 2009 | Amber Pittman | News Columnists


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